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    Henning Kraggerud performs Mozart Violin Concerto no.4


    Kraggerud directs the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra in this performance from 2015

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    Henning Kraggerud: Life Lessons


    The Norwegian violinist and composer explores the importance of finding a work’s inner meaning when creating one’s musical voice 

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    Henning Kraggerrud plays a Guarneri ‘Del Gesù’


    In this music video the Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerrud plays the Guarneri Del Gesù violin from 1744 (the last year of the luthier’s life) – the violin featured in The Strad calendar 2021. Read: Pride of Norway: The Strad calendar 2021

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    New UK artist management agency launched


    String players including Francesca Dego (pictured), Henning Kraggerud and Laura van der Heijden will be represented by the new firm

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    'Winter' from Vivaldi's Four Seasons - III: Allegro - Henning Kraggerud, Arctic Philharmonic


    This live recording of Henning Kraggerud and the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra is interspersed with footage of Kraggerud at Fjellheisen, near Tromsø in the Norwegian Arctic Circle, one of the orchestra’s bases. The complete Four Seasons and four of Kraggerud’s own compositions were released on Simax Classics in ...

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    Vilde Frang on the mentors who steered her from talented teen to fully-fledged artist


    In this extract from her December issue cover story, the Norwegian violinist discusses learning that raw talent and the pleasure of music making need a solid technical backing. Interview by Charlotte Gardner

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    A six-string custom viola played by Henning Kraggerud


    In this video, Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud amd jazz pianist Bugge Wesseltoft perform an inprovisation on a folk tune. Kraggerud is playing his custom-made ‘viola concorda’. ‘I was longing for a sound that I couldn’t produce, so I ordered a new instrument from Ariane Becker,’ he writes. ‘Listen ...

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    Henning Kraggerud: Between the Seasons


    The Strad Issue: December 2017 Description: A cool Nordic wind blows through these Seasons Musicians: Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra/Henning Kraggerud (violin) Works: VIVALDI The Four Seasons; KRAGGERUD Preghiera, Postlude in B flat minor (Equinox), The last leaf – Magnus in Memoriam, Victimae Paschali Catalogue Number: SIMAX ...

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    Henning Kraggerud plays Vivaldi's winter in the Arctic circle


    In this video, Henning Kraggerud and the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra play the first movement of Vivaldi’s ‘Winter’ from The Four Seasons. Kraggerud’s recording of the full cycle , along with his own companion pieces, was released earlier this year. The exterior scenes featuring Kraggerud were filmed near ...

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    Henning Kraggerud - Victimae Paschali


    Henning Kraggerud and the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra perform an arrangement of Kraggerud’s own Victimae Paschali  recorded in Tromsø Cathedral

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    Menuhin Competition announces programme for 2018 event in Geneva


    Taking place from 12 to 22 April 2018 the competition features 44 international entries as well as a festival of concerts and masterclasses

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    Henning Kraggerud's Musical Calendar


    In this video, recorded over the course of 2016, Norwegian violinist and composer Henning Kraggerud and his then nine-year-old daughter Alma play his Musical Calendar. Composed as a Christmas gift to friends and family in 1992, the Musical Calendar features a duet for each month of the year. ...

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    Christian Tetzlaff and Daniel Hope among 2017 ECHO Klassik winners


    German classical music recording awards ceremony will take place at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg in October

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    Mozart: Violin Concertos: no.3 in G major K216; no.4 in D major K218; no.5 in A major K219 ‘Turkish’


    THE STRAD RECOMMENDS The Strad Issue: September 2016 Description: Natural, spontaneous Mozart from Kraggerud and his Norwegian players Musicians: Henning Kraggerud (violin), Norwegian Chamber Orchestra Composer: Mozart Catalogue number: NAXOS 8.573513 ...

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    Lost’ Halvorsen violin concerto unearthed in Canada


    The work is believed to have remained undiscovered since 1909

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    Kraggerud: Equinox


    The Strad Issue: November 2015 Description: Around the world in 24 pieces – and all 24 major and minor keys Musicians: Henning Kraggerud (violin/leader) Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Composer: Kraggerud Norwegian violinist and composer Henning Kraggerud’s latest disc takes some explaining. It’s a collaboration with Norwegian writer ...

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    Henning Kraggerud named Royal Northern College of Music International Violin Chair


    The Norwegian artist takes up his role with the UK institution in September

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    Last Spring


    The Strad Issue: January 2012 Description: Jazz takes on traditional and composed melodies from a resourceful violinist Musicians: Henning Kraggerud (violin/viola/viola concorda) Bugge Wesseltoft (piano) Composer: Kraggerud Wesseltoft Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud seems to move freely between solo and chamber music, between standard repertoire ...